As we get closer to the glorious day when the Black Panther film graces movie screens across the world, more information about the plot and its cast of characters is being revealed every day.
One of the biggest questions fans have had about the film, especially after the release of the kickass teaser trailer last month, is whether Bucky Barnes will appear and have any significance to the plot.
As you know, during the events of Captain America: Civil War, it was revealed that Barnes was still susceptible to his mind control programming if the right sequence of words were uttered in his presence. Rather than continue to be a liability to his allies, he decided to search for the advanced technological help necessary to fix his condition. Despite the initial antagonism in their relationship, T’Challa opened his scientific facilities in Wakanda to Barnes and cryogenically froze him once more until a solution could be found.
Considering Barnes is currently chilling in the Wakandan royal freezer, some fans expected at least a cameo of the tortured former assassin. However, they will be disappointed to find that this is not the case.
In a recent Good Morning America interview featuring actors Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, filmed during this weekend’s D23 Expo, Stan revealed that his character “did not have any relation with Black Panther” and will not appear in the film.
At the same time, he went on to say that Barnes will eventually be revived and returned to fighting shape just in time for the other highly anticipated Marvel ensemble film, Avengers: Infinity War.
You can watch the Good Morning America interview segment immediately below:
Are you disappointed that Bucky Barnes will not appear again until Infinity War? Or, are you happy that Black Panther will remain a smorgasbord of black excellence with its all-star cast, beautiful costume design and magnificent African setting? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Black Panther will claw its way into theaters on February 16, 2018.
Source: Good Morning America